Computer Specialist Certificate (CMSP)

(CIP Code 110301)

39 Semester Hours

The Computer Specialist Certificate program is designed to provide entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of microcomputer operations and support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of microcomputer software applications, operating systems, programming, data and Internet communications. Students may apply courses in the Computer Specialist Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

 

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

FALL SEMESTERCreditLabClass

COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

CPT 168 Programming Logic and Design 303

CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 303

MAT 101 Beginning Algebra 303

  OR

MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra

  OR

MAT 110 College Algebra

15015Total

SPRING SEMESTERCreditLabClass

ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 303

CPT 174 Microcomputer Spreadsheets 303

CPT 176 Microcomputer Operating Systems 303

CPT 236 Introduction to Java Programming 303

ENG 101 English Composition I 303

15015Total

SUMMER SEMESTERCreditLabClass

CPT 172 Microcomputer Database 303

  OR

IST 220 Data Communications

CPT 237 Advanced Java Programming 303

IST 226 Internet Programming 303

909Total

 

39039Program Total

 

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology

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Program Contact

Harris-Sweetman, Karen Instructor, Information Technology